Applications for Pre-Certified – Lateral Police Officers are NOW available beginning October 7, 2022, on the IO Solutions Website

For additional information on the position view our Lateral Packet

Lateral Applicants – Frequently Asked Questions


Basic Requirements Regional Special Teams Assignments
4 Year College Degree Major Crimes Task Force Patrol
Excellent Physical Condition Burglary Task Force Investigations
High Moral Character Major Crash Assistance Field Training Officer
Valid Driver’s License NIPAS School Liaison/ Community Relations Officer
Good Driving Record     Emergency Service Team Forensic Specialist
    Mobile Field Force Firearms Instructor
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Drone Operator
Tactical Officer

Hiring Process may Include:

  • Screening Interview
  • Administrative Interview
  • Physical agility (Possess Power Card within the last year or take WPD proctored exam)
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Fire and Police Commission Interview



  • 12-hour patrol shifts with every other weekend off
  • 96 hours of holiday time off per year
  • 80 hours of vacation time accrued during the first year
  • 96 hours of annual sick leave accrued during the first year
  • 24 hours of emergency leave time annually
  • Uniforms/equipment provided plus an annual $700 uniform allowance
  • Officer wellness incentive program
  • Membership in the Wilmette Police Pension Fund
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurance
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Outstanding training and career development opportunities
  • Post-employment health care plan